Group Project Activity
Tech News & Perspectives #2
#2: Tech News & Perspectives
This presentation will be similar to the previous two. However, there are a number of variations this time. We are ready for the first first installment of Tech News & Perspective based on the August 24 podcast. Each team chose a topic from one of the recent Techminded podcasts. I selected a list and filtered it in such a way that we will have new subjects that were not covered in previous discussions.
In OAKS, I will place the news topic and date for each group's presentation.
There will be two primary differences:
- One is that you will present the topic as an issue oriented theme. After reading and researching your article, determine one of the major issues/ethical consideration surrounding the article. (e.g, a topic such as Smarthomes could generate an issue such as "Smarthomes create a new digital divide")
- During your presentation, the group will present the background and facts, state the issue, the pros, the cons, and then sum up your conclusion. You don't have to make it as strictly formulaic as this, because remember that audience participation has to occur while you are accomplishing all of this.
- The second difference is that you will have peer interaction through the presentation.
- You will have up to 30 minutes if needed.
- If you wish, you may use the front desk in the class to sit facing your classmates. If you do, make extra efforts to project your voice well.
- Classmates need to regard this as a participatory event as well. I expect each class member to participate at least once. Using my class roster, I will check each name once they've made their first engagement. The discussion must stay in order, however, in the sense that participants must raise their hands and be recognized by the moderator. (For instance, and logical approach might look like this: 3 group members present. The 4th member runs the projector and moderates all aspects of the presentation. This is just an idea. You'd have to practice it to see if it would run smoothly for you. )
- Since the group will be graded partially on how they generate peer interaction, you may have to come up with maneuvers to assure that the audience will talk with you. If you feel you need to plant a question or even help guide an answer, feel free to do so as long is it not too obvious.
Finally, in an OAKS Discussion called "Tech News #2", one member will submit the following:
- For the Subject, type the name of your group.
- A 100-200 word summary of your article.
- Two (2) possible questions for the next test.
- For convenience, simply list each member's name.